Teachers set for biggest pay rise since 2005 to ‘stop staff quitting profession’

Mirror is reporting that the government says it hopes the pay rise will persuade more than 1,000 teachers to stay in the SECTOR – and will contribute towards wider plans to make starting salaries £30,000 by 2020.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has today outlined plans to increase entry-level salaries from September 2020, with those in outer and inner London to see earnings rise to £30,000 and £32,000 respectively.

Experienced teachers, heads and school leaders would see an above inflation pay increase of 2.5% to their pay under the changes, with early career teachers’ salaries increasing by up to 6.7%, the announcement said.

Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers added: “The government’s ambition to raise starting salaries to £30,000, whilst welcome, would be a mistake without also addressing the decade-long real terms reduction to the salaries of leaders.”

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